A three day preparation at the Friary church “SACRAFAMIGLIA”
18:30: Holy Rosary and sung Litany of St. Padre Pio
19.00: Santa Mass
Anniversary Night of St. Pio – Liturgical Celebration at Piano Romana
11.00 pm: Holy Mass for the Prayer Groups presided over by Fr. Guglielmo Alimonti
At the Parish Church of St. Mary of the Angels
“S. MARIA DEGLI ANGELI”
Holy Mass at the following times: 8.30, 9.30 and 11.00 am
Further events at the Friary Church of the Holy Family
13:30 Lighting the votive lamp offered by the City of Battipaglia, SA
This will be followed by a floral tribute to the Padre Pio monument by the Municipal Administration of Pietrelcina with the Authorities and the Mayors of Beneventana Province leading the procession.
Colesanti Park (A new paved piazza and garden is at the centre of Pietrelcina)
17:30 – Solemn Eucharistic Concelebration presided over by Cardinal Pietro Parolin Secretary of State of His Holiness. Music will be by the Polyphonic Choir “Padre Pio da Pietrelcina” directed by M Orazio Fioretti
19.00: Procession with the statue of St. Pio through the streets of the town
accompanied by the band music of the Caruso Band Company of Pietrelcina.
Followed by a spectacular firework display and a Band Concert in the main piazza at 20:30
Church of Sant Anna
5:30 am Holy Mass at the church of Sant Anna in the old town, where Padre Pio was baptized.
It will be said by the parish priest of Pietrelcina, Fr. Giuseppe D’Onofrio and will include the renewal of everyone’s baptismal promises.
Again, at Sant Anna’s there will be Holy Mass and a Baptism at 11.00 am that same day.
26th May at the Friary Church of the Holy Family
7.30 am Holy Mass
18.00: Holy Rosary and singing of the litany of St. Pio.
18.30 Solemn Eucharistic celebration presided by the Provincial of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars Minor of the province of Sant’Angelo and Padre Pio
The singing during the mass will be from the student choir of St. Pius of Pietrelcina primary school.
The mass will end with a blessing and dedication to Padre Pio of all children.
After that a floral tribute will be carried to the childhood home of Padre Pio.